Change management helps when implementing risk responses

Kiron Bondale

A student in a project management class I taught shared the concern that it was very hard for her to get risk responses implemented. Acceptance is a risk response strategy, but project managers are not supposed to just report on accidents, they are expected to prevent them.

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Perceptions on risk -- a perfect storm of problems.

Musings on Project Management

Ribeiro, writing in ASK magazine for NASA, has a nice posting on risk perception. He reports on a study Risk ManagementThe messenger: “Unfortunately, my King … here I am, unwilling and unwanted … because I know that no one ever welcomes a bearer of bad news.” Antigone by Sophocles, circa 442 BC The surprise: “It is pardonable to be defeated, but never to be surprised.” Frederick, the Great Pedro C.

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Kill the messenger?

Musings on Project Management

Ribeiro, writing in NASA's ASK magazine, has a nice posting on risk perception. Risk ManagementThe messenger: “Unfortunately, my King … here I am, unwilling and unwanted … because I know that no one ever welcomes a bearer of bad news.” Antigone by Sophocles, circa 442 BC The surprise: “It is pardonable to be defeated, but never to be surprised.” Frederick, the Great Who's listening? Pedro C.

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Winter Is Coming: Project Management Lessons from Game of Thrones

ProjectManager.com

Project managers can get pretty bruised by the lessons projects throw at us. But that’s good, because we can learn plenty of project management lessons from Game of Thrones and the world George RR Martin has created. Lesson 6: Be risk aware. A project manager needs to lead.

2018 348

New to Project Management – No Experience!

Arras People

I need a little advice; I changed my career path and decided on project management, I earned the CAPM because I don’t have formal experience – any suggestions on how to use transferable skills to my advantage? The post New to Project Management – No Experience!

2018 187

Project Management Intuition: Why Some Have It and How You Can Get It

ProjectManager.com

So, there’s a lot of sense in letting your gut, or your intuition, inform your decisions when managing projects. Any serious project manager would do well to read his books. Any project manager might have an intuition about this or that topic.

2018 324

The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

When we did our roundup of the 50 best Project Management Blogs in 2017 it quickly became one of our most popular posts. You folks do like reading about project management! So, here then is our list of the 52 best Project Management Blogs for 2019. IT Project Management Blogs.

2019 160

AI Assistants for Project Managers

Leading Answers

However, long before our jobs as project managers are taken, AI will help us. Do you analyze backlogs and scope outlines for potential risks, or review estimates for commonly missed activities? This is the not too distant future of AI assisted project management.

How to Plan an Event

ProjectManager.com

Venue: The event has to take place somewhere, and that involves logistics management , food and beverages as well as the décor. That can include radio, TV, newspaper and magazine advertisements. We leveraged radio, and TV, newspapers, and magazines.

Tips & Tools for Project Roadmaps

ProjectManager.com

Due to all of the minutia of a project, it’s easy for a project manager to get lost in the details, and lose track of the big picture. The last thing a project manager (or anyone leading a project) should do is blindly go forth; sometimes it’s necessary to pull over and ask directions.

2019 324

Focusing on What Matters #IPMDay19

Girl's Guide to PM

This year, the theme of International Project Management Day is ‘Focusing on What Matters.’. So, what matters in project management? Risk management? We can all manage that. APM carried out some research this year into project managers’ wellbeing.

2019 260

AI Assistants for Project Managers

Leading Answers

However, long before our jobs as project managers are taken, AI will help us. Do you analyze backlogs and scope outlines for potential risks, or review estimates for commonly missed activities? This is the not too distant future of AI assisted project management. June was Technology month at Project Management.com, and there have been a few articles about AI taking away project management jobs. Likely a candidate for an AI takeover long before the project manager. (My

How To Make Time for Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

The best project managers invest time in professional development. It might not always be easy, but continually learning is one of the sure-fire ways of staying on top of the trends in project and programme management. Evening seminars organised by your local project management group.

2018 343

Top 10 Project Management Blogs to Follow In 2019

Taskque

Project management has evolved from few basic principles into a domain of knowledge. Thankfully, many bloggers are helping project managers to stay updated with the latest tools, techniques, methodologies, processes and much more through their blogs. The Lazy Project Manager.

2019 123

How to Manage People Who May Be Older Or Wiser Than You

Teamweek

I can’t remember the name of the women’s magazine now, but the article was directed at professionals who found themselves reporting to a much-younger new boss. When I started out in project management, I was so close in age to my team members that relating to them was easy.

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Brilliant SMART Goal Examples for Managers

Teamweek

It stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely, all criteria that managers need to strive for when they establish goals for their projects. These days, what differentiates a successful manager from an average one is their ability to create and set SMART goals.

15 Practical Tips to Improve Project Communication

Girl's Guide to PM

I colour-code the date column too, with red, amber and green to show whether the delivery is on track, at risk or needing serious management attention. I also have checklists as a reminder for the daily, weekly, monthly and annual project management tasks I should be doing.

2020 312

What Project Managers Can Learn from the Outdoor Enthusiast

LiquidPlanner

While the worlds may feel completely separate from one another, project managers and business leaders can learn a great deal from the adventure experts; our PMs for the outdoors. The gadgets you see in the magazines? Advice Featured Project Management

2017 90

Expert Tips on Lessons Learned [Video]

Girl's Guide to PM

I worked in safety reporting, and then I moved to change project management, and then I worked as a risk and value analyst on major project division within Network Rail. A lot of the time, I noticed that there’s this desire in the project management community to get things done.

2017 255

Why do most projects fail?

Binfire

Forbes magazine also opined about the high rate of project failures recently. . The inexperience of the project managers? What is the opportunity cost of project management, you ask? This statement is by no means against using Agile project management.

2018 113

Principle Based Management

Herding Cats

In that simple statement is the key to Principle Based Management of Other People’s money. †. The second school of thought involves “principle-based leadership/management”—that is, trusting people in leadership positions to make good decisions even without a rule to hide behind. Developing principle-based management processes doesn’t start with individuals. For example: In R ules Based Management , responsibility is usually the avoidance of some outcome.

80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

Where can you go to talk Gantt charts, work breakdown structures, and Agile workflows to your heart’s content with other project management aficionados? There’s a treasure trove of valuable information available online for anyone looking to sharpen their project management skills. .

FedEx Project Manager Profile: Leigh Espy

Project Management Hacks

Leigh Espy, FedEx Project Manager. What is like to work as a project manager? In today’s article, you will hear directly from Leigh Espy about her journey into project management success at FedEx. In 2003, I managed a project to set up a new customer at my company’s data center.

2016 58

PMI Education Contact Hours and PDUs: Your Essential Guide

Online PM Courses

The PMI is currently the most widely used source of professional project management accreditation. The Project Management Institute, or PMI, is the largest professional body for project managers, and provides several tiers of accreditation for professional status.

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The Most Popular Project Management Hacks Articles of 2016

Project Management Hacks

Project Manager Salary: 4 Key Insights To Earn $100,000 Per Year. Many readers are interested in earning more money as a project manager. This article answers tells how to put the odds in your favor to earn $100,000 per year in project management.

2016 43

Clarifying Misconceptions of the Big Launch

Girl's Guide to PM

What really works might surprise you – it’s definitely something to work on when you are thinking about positive project risk! In a Forbes magazine story eight years later, reviewing WordPress’s early history, author J.

2016 266

How to Create an Innovative Project Team

LiquidPlanner

They read blogs and trade magazines, attend conferences and trade shows and spend time with other teams who they might learn from and get inspired by. To learn more about how LiquidPlanner supports innovative teams, read our eBook, “ An Introduction to Dynamic Project Management Software.”.

4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated

Wrike

Managing incoming work requests aren’t black and white. Lax communication might work well for smaller teams, but as business scales, you need a project intake request process that helps you manage both your current and incoming work properly.

Project Management Lessons from the Pluto Flyby (Work Management Roundup)

Wrike

Now that it’s Friday once again, we’re here to deliver the best reads on managing work and teams. This week, we give you articles on long-term planning, team motivation, a 15-minute productivity routine, and tools for learning as well as managing a small business.

2015 50

How to Promote Accountability in the Workplace Without Driving People Insane

Teamweek

My team was supposed to produce a special anniversary issue of a client’s magazine. Employees want their coworkers and managers to be held accountable if they don’t meet job or project expectations. Giving feedback is one of the most important things you do as a manager.

2019 63

How to Stay Relevant At Work (Hint: It’s Called Upskilling)

Teamweek

According to a study by Training Magazine , U.S. Managers don’t want to lose their best employees to the competition. Staying relevant can reduce your risk of being laid off or, if you are ‘downsized’, make it easier for you to find another job more quickly.

2019 52

Startup Growth – How to Achieve Consistent Growth Without Sacrificing Quality

Teamweek

Do you imagine a day when your face is on the front cover of Forbes or Time magazine? . As a startup owner or manager, your goal is to grow your business as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality. Founders use little money and take great risks to get going.

2019 52

The Urge to Strangle(The Strangler Pattern)

Leading Agile

Business agility means having the capability to “turn on a dime” at low cost and with low risk, to drive innovation, respond to market changes, and overcome the competition. Mid-level IT managers compete to get their projects approved and funded. Personal Management Portal.

2018 99

Resources for Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The planned uncertainty not only needs to decrease over time passing, but this reduction diminishes any impacts of risk on the decision-making processes. That is an Immutable Principle of good project management. Remember Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects - Tim Lister.

2007 42

3 Biggest Causes Of Project Failure

Ganttic

According to the research done by Project Management Institute , more projects are actually failing and it’s causing us to lose time and money. However, the analysis of the two incidents shows that both of them could have been avoided using the same resource management and project leading principles. Regardless, what happened wasn’t solely the case of poor risk management. Experts must have a way to communicate with the managers. Project failure.

2018 73

Best of 2016: Moving Foward

Stepping Into Project Management

2016 has been a tough year for me, it has tested me in every possible way and yet I am thankful that I have survived. The journey taught me a lot and I thought I will share with you some of my favorite things I have discovered last year that I intend to carry forward with me to 2017.

2016 42

Why to Use Resource Planning Software

Ganttic

That may seem strange, but even the trip to the store and managing of a great corporation have something in common. Is it possible to manage your job without it? Each variation of “homemade” tools lead to a greater risk of human error, redundant work, file overwrites, multiple versioning etc. Started her career as a journalist in 1996, worked for various national newspapers and magazines.

2016 60

8 Light Bulb Ideas That Keep You Productive as an Entrepreneur

Proofhub

Use productivity tools Work management software and tools are a great way to increase the overall productivity for yourself and even your entire business. From setting up discussion groups to creating task management charts, you have all the necessary tools to be more productive with ProofHub.

2018 78

Board Meeting Agenda and Best Practices

Appfluence

Balance the Success Narrative with Potential Risks. magazine. Goldberg reminded the two that they should be careful how they manage success and expectations: There are two ways to crash a plane. Critical Activity for CEO.

2008 36

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

One of our clients, a retired USAF Col Program Manager at an NNSA Weapons Testing Site has a statement that is applicable here: If you lack academic basis and validated experience, your advice is simply unsubstantiated opinion without any basis in fact or principle.